Sugar Loaf, the Metropolitan Cathedral, Rio Downtown, the Selarón Steps and Christ the Redeemer - all in one day!

This full day tour will give you all of Rio de Janeiro's main attractions, its history, its lifestyle and delicious food.

Take a crash course for sightseeing in Rio!

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate
(Ages 13+):
$143.00
Child Rate
(Ages 3-12):
$107.00
Child - Free
(Ages 2 and Under):
$0.00

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Tour / Activity Details

10 hours
8:00 am daily
(See Special Schedule Details)
Estimated departure time; you will be provided your specific tour departure time when you reconfirm your reservation (details on E-Ticket).

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  This tour includes free hotel pick up and drop off at most hotels in Sao Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana.  Rates are per person in US dollars.  This tour is not wheelchair-friendly.  Please order online or call 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

Special Schedule Details

  • No tours are scheduled on January 1, December 24, December 25 or December 31 - and for four days during Carnaval.

 

Itinerary

In the morning, moving along the beaches of the South Zone of Rio to collect guests, you will catch some nice views.  As you stroll through Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana, you’ll hear all about these beaches.  After that, head to the Botafogo neighborhood where Sugar Loaf stands.  But, before your visit, the tour will head Downtown to learn a bit more about Rio’s History, passing by the Guanabara Palace, the famous Rio Sambodrome and stopping at the Metropolitan Cathedral.  After a brief visit there, the tour makes its way to Urca and Sugar Loaf.  There you will enjoy some of the best views in Rio...and some locals argue it's the best view of the city.

At Sugar Loaf, you will travel all the way to the top in two steps by cable car.  The first cable car takes you to Urca Hill, a vantage point 215 meters high for which already grants beautiful views of Guanabara Bay and its islands, Flamengo and Botafogo beaches, Santos Dummont Airport, the Rio-Niterói Bridge, Urca’s neighborhood and Corcovado Mountain.  From there, you will have no trouble understanding why Rio is nicknamed “Wonderful City.”

Following those spectacular views, you will head down to an all-you-can-eat-style barbecue house.  Brazilian Churrascarias (barbecue restaurants) offer a wide variety of sides and alternative options; so in case you want a vegetarian option, you will still leave delighted. 

After lunch, the van takes you to Santa Teresa, a neighborhood where tradition meets laid-back.  But it also brings you street art, such as the amazing Selaron Steps.  The beautiful steps done in ceramic by artist Jorge Selarón are one of a kind.  You will have about 10 minutes or so to contemplate it before the van takes you through the Tijuca National Park, arriving at the park’s visitor center.  From there you’ll make your way up to the statue to spend some time enjoying the views from one of the world’s most famous landmarks before the van takes you back down for the return to your hotel.

 

Included

  • Roundtrip Transportation from most hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Panoramic City Tour
  • Sugar Loaf Mountain Cable Car Ticket
  • Van Transportation to Corcovado Mountain
  • Barbeque Lunch

 

Not Included

  • Beverages
  • Optional Gratuities

 

What to Wear/Bring

  • Light clothes
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses

 

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  This tour includes free hotel pick up and drop off at most hotels in Sao Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana.  Rates are per person in US dollars.  This tour is not wheelchair-friendly.  Please order online or call 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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